BFL Team Members Get Involved With Education
Above: LeShan with Transitional Housing Director of Social Services Felipe Sepulveda; and Linette.
Team members at two Barrier Free Living programs are adding educational related activities to their agenda’s this winter.
LeShan Gaulman, program director at the agency’s Transitional Housing program for formerly homeless people with disabilities, has begun teaching Introduction to Social Work at Lehman College.
“It has always been my desire to teach on a collegiate level, it was all part of my career path, ” says LeShan. “Time management will be an important factor in this process. I know that it will be a juggle, but I’m a juggler, so it will all get done.”
Linette Holmes, Resident Aide Manager at the agency’s Freedom House domestic violence shelter started as a freshman this January at Metropolitan College.
“I’m studying to get an Associates Degree in Human Services. I chose to go back to school because I wanted a degree to go with the almost 7 years of experience that I have working here and to make myself more marketable.,” says Linette. “BFL is growing bigger and bigger and I hope to grow with it. I did a lot of research when making my decision to go to college. I found a school that works with my schedule and I have an amazing supervisor (Myra Ricard) who is supportive of my endeavors. In managing school and a very demanding job, I will take it one day at a time, ask for support when I need it, and my Google Calendar will be my best friend!”